Many Apple Watch Models May Not Be Available for April 24 Delivery

Following the circulation of Apple Watch reviews and news this morning, German-based Apple tech site Macerkopf.de [Google Translate] discovered what appears to be the shipping dates for every line of the Apple watch in Germany.

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On the German version of Apple's official website, every model in the Sport lineup features a 4/24-5/8 delivery estimate, which is up to a two week time frame after the Watch's April 24 launch. For the middle-tier Apple Watch collection, the Sport Band, Milanese Loop, and Black Classic Buckle all feature the same 4/24-5/8 estimate. Everything else in the 20-Watch collection, including the Leather Loop and Link Bracelet options, denote a 4-6 week shipping estimate.

Complete shipping estimates:

- Aluminum Case with Sport Band: "Delivers 4/24 to 5/8"
- Stainless Steel Case with Sport Band: "Delivers 4/24 to 5/8"
- Stainless Steel Case with Milanese Loop: "Delivers 4/24 to 5/8"
- Stainless Steel Case with Black Classic Buckle: "Delivers 4/24 to 5/8"
- Stainless Steel Case with Modern Buckle: "Dispatched in 4 to 6 weeks"
- Stainless Steel Case with Leather Loop: "Dispatched in 4 to 6 weeks"
- Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet: "Dispatched in 4 to 6 weeks"
- All Edition Models Dispatching in May

To see the shipping dates, a Watch option must first be added into a user's favorite list. The United States store has yet to showcase similar shipping dates to corroborate Germany's estimates, though the exact same match-up of band option and dates can be found on the UK store currently. Interestingly, every version of the Apple Watch Edition only states a vague "May" shipping date, with no other specific frame of time mentioned.

Update 10:34 AM PT: The shipping estimates have now been removed from the U.K. and German Apple Store websites.

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72 months ago
Weirdest Apple product launch ever, so far. Definitely can't call Apple predictable anymore.
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72 months ago
So its not really ready yet then...
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72 months ago

I sure hope this isn't the case in the US market


Hopefully U.S. will get special treatment.


Hopefully this does not apply to the US as well!


What's wrong with you guys?? Does U.S. always has to get special treatment? Can someone explain to me why I should be treated worse than U.S. customer?
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72 months ago

What's wrong with you guys?? Does U.S. always has to get special treatment? Can someone explain to me why I should be treated worse than U.S. customer?

Because U.S. is the superior nation. Stop acting like you didn't know that.
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72 months ago

Society is so ridiculously pampered and impatient. Oh no, a delay... What WILL you do with your empty life until Apple watch comes along to temporarily fulfill you?

Maybe they'll send you free pocket packs of Kleenex to dry your weeping eyes :''(

I don't think that it's unreasonable for people to express disappointment when a product that was announced months ago (and has been much-hyped by Apple and the media) appears to be delayed before anyone has had a chance to order one.

I do, however, think it is unreasonable for a complete stranger to make sweeping judgments about one's quality of life based on something they read in this forum, which should be the perfect place to express such disappointment since the entire focus of the forum is Apple products. I think your post says more about you than anyone else.
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72 months ago

Try again!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2015/01/27/apple-smashes-forecasts-selling-74-5-million-iphones-in-q1/

"The company said that 65% of its sales came from abroad, and that sales in China were “particularly impressive.”"

Does the metric system make you terrible at math? If 35% of a company's sales come from a single country and 65% is the entire rest of the world, one would still look at its best market to be 'Murica' are you saying another country was worth another 35% leaving the entire rest of the world with 30% I think not. So before you go accessing this mans clearly right point think, do the math, then comment.
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